*Mom's Choice Awards® Golden Recipient* Truth and Tales is an app with interactive empathy stories perfect for family time! The children’s interactive stories that make up Truth and Tales are based in old eastern tales that bring a lot of benefits for kids’ cognitive development. The stories were created to entertain, teach and help the understanding of the self in the world.
Kids learn skills like:
- self confidence
- ability to overcome irrational fears
- pacific negotiation instead of violent confrontation
- and a lot more!
Besides the skills, kids can also learn how to:
- better comprehend their lives
- reflect on how people think and act in different situations
- distinguish effective patterns of thought and behaviour through reflections and actions
- think more in a grounded way
- extend their vocabulary by hearing and using new words everyday
- think about the stories’ meaning in ways to enrich the learning about life
Truth and Tales’ curation was made by doctors, neuroscientists and educators, who participated in the stories' development process to make sure that everything was done right. The illustrations, animations, use of color, music and all the different aspects used in Truth and Tales were carefully made so that every beneficial aspect in the stories could be preserved.
Children take all they can off of the stories, according to their development stage they find themselves in. They might understand just one character, one event or the most obvious meaning in the story from the first time, but as they listen to the stories again and again, they understand different layers of meanings, concepts and insights.
Books available in Truth and Tales:
- The child and the Dragon: The Queen doesn’t follow the kingdom’s Wise Man’s instructions and a child is born with surprising traits. By being able to reach his goals through measures that involve intelligence, commitment, and negotiation, the Child teaches his readers much more than the expected lesson in bravery.
Skills worked on: negotiation, empathy, preparation for the unexpected, self-observation
- The Prince’s Journey: Prince Haqq is sent on a mission far away from his country of origin. In the new country called Solposto, Haqq forgets his mission and needs to remember it in order to return home. By using non-conventional resources to complete his mission, Haqq teaches children to remember themselves.
Skills worked on: attention, perceptive autonomy, negotiation, social-emotional balance.
- Leo, the Lion: A thirsty Lion approaches a puddle of water. When it sees its reflection, it startles at the feral creature looking back at it and gets too scared to drink the water. Children learn with the Lion how to handle their fears and inhibitions.
Skills worked on: resiliency, social-emotional balance, empathy, and self-observation.